Support and therapeutic services for people experiencing the impact of their own and others’ distress
“It’s in the dead of night when it gets me… what if?”. These are the words of a client who, like all of us, is facing the fear of the invisible enemy, COVID-19. It’s the ‘what ifs?” that are so distressing. What if my elderly parents get sick? what if I lose my job? ‘What if my business fails?’ What if the schools close and my children are at home alone? What if I can’t pay my rent? What if? what if, what if? This level of distress indicates the need for expert help.
Now is the time to help each other with kindness, calm, consistency and clarity. It is also a time for both clients and their service providers to be supported by skilled practitioners. The task of emotional helping requires specialist expertise in managing complex situations, an ability to assess the dynamics and difficulties that present both individually and relationally and understand the impact of the current health crisis on individuals, families and the contexts in which they live. It must also be done in a way the protects the health and wellbeing of all parties.
Bower Place has a 33-year history of providing expert professional help to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and organizations struggling with the most difficult personal, relational and social difficulties. In response to the pandemic we have organised our staff into expert teams to respond to each client’s need in their unique context. The need may be for direct services to clients or to those who are providing other forms of care. All staff have access to the most recent and secure technology so we can continue to offer the highest level of therapeutic services on-line and with safety and confidentiality. Our system allows us to work with individuals, couples, families and work groups to address individual and relational difficulties.